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  1. yvonne

    yvonne Banned User Banned

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    My little sister was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in late March. It was the one cancer I never wanted to hear I had. She's moved from San Diego to Massachusetts (with her family) and has been staying with me since the first of June. Has ANYONE survived this cancer?? I've had 2 friends die, after being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, in less than 6 months. She's going to make it thru Thanksgiving and Christmas. (Of this, I'm praying) My brother died of lung cancer at the age of 47, 7 years ago. It breaks my heart to see my parents go thru this again. I had her come to Massachusetts for the care MGH could offer. Dr. Warshaw does a Whipple procedure that removes most of the stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, etc. She is not a candidate for the procedure, as her tumor is on the main artery that feeds the Pancreas. If you know ANYONE that has survived this, let me know. I'm brokenhearted.
     
  2. MEF

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    My Mom just got home from UCLA Med. Ctr. about a half hour ago. She had a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and they were able to remove it using the whipple procedure. The doctors were confident that they got everything out that they needed to get out but she will still undergo 6 months of chemo. Keep your chin up. Mike
     
  3. Baron23

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    Yvonne - I know nothing about cancer beyond that of any lay person and can offer you neither hope nor despair. But I do want to offer my most hearfelt sympathy and my deepest and most sincere hopes and prayers for your sister and the rest of your family.

    I have lost relatives to cancer and your post broke my heart also...four years later I still miss my mother every day.

    We absolutely do not know what the future holds for any of us.....in such a circumstance, we then get to choose what we believe will result, without prejudice. Perhaps, within our mortal ignorance of fate, you can choose to believe that this will work out fine in the long run and in the process be happier and more useful to your sister and parents no matter what occurs.

    Please forgive me if my offer of this thought is presumptuous.

    May God, the fates, or even simple coincidence work in your sister's favor.

    Cheers

    Stephen Meyers
     
  4. crusha

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    Sorry to hear of this Yvonne. Nobody deserves that. Do your best to enjoy this Holiday, and go from there.
     
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    Yvonne: Mr. Meyers kind of summed up my input. However, for whatever it's worth; DO NOT GIVE UP. Surf the internet regarding the options in getting the proper ammunition for the "fight". Mayo Clinic has an excellent website regarding this terrible disease. The above listed website has some very good information. Your sister can win this battle. However, she needs her family and friends to assist her in the "battle". (Especially you). You will need a lot of prayers and professional help. You have my prayers. Again, DO NOT GIVE UP!! Ed
     
  6. Ron Frazier

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    Yvonne,
    MGH has some of the best Docs in the world. I will keep you and yours in my thoughts this Thanksgiving.
     
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    We'll be keeping you in our thoughts here in Virginia. I have lost far too many friends and loved ones to cancer. Much luck to you all and keep us posted on how your sister is doing.

    Vicki
     
  8. dmarbell

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    yvonne,

    A friend of mine has an acquaintance who is a nutritionist and has had some luck treating cancer patients with dietary changes. I know it sounds like witch doctor stuff. But at this point, these types of things can't hurt. Without operable cancers or spontaneous remissions, pancreatic cancer is usually terminal.

    I lost a wife to skin cancer at age 38, so I am not insulated from the trauma.

    Email me.

    Danny
     
  9. Haskins Bill

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    Hello Yvonne, My prayers are with you and your sister. I have a very dear friend, Kathy Gilley, mkgilley@yahoo.com that is a pancreatic cancer survivor. She was told going on three years ago that she had a couple of months to live. She is working of completing her PHD at this time! She had the worst kind of pancreatic cancer that there is. I will Email her that I have given her Email address to you. If nothing else she will be an inspiration to your sister. I had a first cousin that went in for back surgery and they found it, he asked what his options were and the doctors of course outlined several options. He asked if he could go home and they of course said yes. He was gone within the week! It would seem to me that if it has been since March then your sister has a good chance. Good luck to you and your sister and yoiur family and God Bless. Bill Hale
     
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    yvonne

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your sister, and your loved ones. If there are survivors of pancreatic cancer, then let's hope that your sister will be one of them.

    Carl
     
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    We are a trapshooting family. We rejoice with each other during good times and we join together for support in hard times. Yvonne, I sincerely wish I could do more than tell you you and your sister have our love and you will not through these hard times alone. None of us know what will happen tomorrow. The best any of us can do is enjoy today.

    I am part of your trapshooting family and, as a personal favor to me, please do something nice for your sister today.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. Ron Frazier

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    Yvonne,
    We are fairly close by, in NH. If you need anything or just a shoulder, Email us for our #. mcfrpf@charter.net.
    Ron and Peg Frazier
     
  13. rooferbob

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    Yvonne Sorry to hear the bad news! My mother had pan. cancer in Aug. of 1998 , but was a candidate for the whipple . Knock on wood to this day she is healthy and still no signs of any other cancer. She has became a spokesperson at the local clinics for other patients and said that is what has kept her going( and of course a lot of faith in God)
    Good luck and do all you can with her!
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
    If your sister would like to talk with a survivor drop me a line and I'm sure Mom would love to talk to her.
    Rooferbob
     
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    Yvonne,

    Saddened to know you and your family and loved ones must go though this. You are in our prayers. Your little sister just might beat this.

    My wife died of a different cancer and I know how I felt. Stay strong and cry when you feel like it.

    Arnie and Debbie
     
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    Yvonne, I made a mistake in my friends' address it is mkgilley2@yahoo.com they were able to remove her tumorTake care Bill
     
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    Contact MD Anderson hospital in Houston, Texas, if there is any hospital in the country that can help, it is Anderson. Good Luck and keep your chin up. God bless you and yours, Roy
     
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    My supervisors wife is doing well after treatment for pancreatic cancer. If you send your email address I will ask him to contact you with information about her treatment. As a two time cancer survivor, I know what a difficult time this is for you.
    Bill
     
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    My uncle has this now.He underwent a procedure a few weeks ago and if it was small tumor and not into the blood vessels there would be hope. In his case there is no hope, they scraped it but said it's too far gone and at that stage there is no cure. When his pain started he went to the Dr but to get to see a specialist it takes time to get your appointment date. By the time he got to see the Dr his pain was so great he needed strong meds and it was already too late for them to cure.
    Thats usually the way it is-by the time you get symptoms it's already too late.
    I hope my uncle makes Christmas but even if he does he will be bedfast by then.

    Wish you and yours all the best and I hope I am wrong about how fast it is.

    crab
     
  19. yvonne

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    Thank you, everyone! It has helped me so much knowing there might be more time for my sister. Tomorrow my sister and her family will be with most of our family at my house for Thanksgiving Dinner. I will tell her of all the wonderful "friends in sport" who have sent their prayers and inspiration thru this thread and thru the many emails I received. I'm making all the family favorites we all had as kids for Thanksgiving Dinner. My Mom (a war bride) came to this country and embraced it. She became an American citizen and has brought all of us up (9) with a love for a wonderful country. When the relatives in France tried to get her to return, she always said she would never leave her New Home. She learned to cook a Turkey (something you don't usually see on a French Table....Turnips (she lived on Rutabegas (sp) during the war and swore she'd never eat another one) She stuffed celery with peanut butter for the kids and cream cheese and olives for the adults. She saved every penny she had to make a Thanksgiving an American would be proud of.

    I'm proud to "know" so many caring people that would give me some inspiration for tomorrow to pass along. Thank you!
     
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    Enjoy the HOLIDAY Season!
     
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